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C++ Pointers and Dynamic Memory Management Paperback – 9 Jun 1995

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Product details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Dskt edition (9 Jun. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471049980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471049982
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.9 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,342,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Using techniques developed in the classroom at America Online′s Programmer′s University, Michael Daconta deftly pilots programmers through the intricacies of the two most difficult aspects of C++ programming: pointers and dynamic memory management. Written by a programmer for programmers, this no–nonsense, nuts–and–bolts guide shows you how to fully exploit advanced C++ programming features, such as creating class–specific allocators, understanding references versus pointers, manipulating multidimensional arrays with pointers, and how pointers and dynamic memory are the core of object–oriented constructs like inheritance, name–mangling, and virtual functions.

Covers all aspects of pointers including: pointer pointers, function pointers, and even class member pointers

  • Over 350 source code functions code on every topic
  • OOP constructs dissected and implemented in C
  • Interviews with leading C++ experts
  • Valuable money–saving coupons on developer products
  • Free source code disk
  • Disk includes: Reusable code libraries over 350 source code functions you can use to protect and enhance your applications
  • Memory debugger

Read C++ Pointers and Dynamic Memory Management and learn how to combine the elegance of object–oriented programming with the power of pointers and dynamic memory!

About the Author

MICHAEL C. DACONTA is the site manager and Tech lead in Arizona for Mystech Associates, Inc. He currently develops advanced client/server applications using X–Windows, remote procedure calls, and generic code libraries. He is the founder of Virtual Fusion, a virtual corporation, and developer of EZDB and Virtual Inc. Mr. Daconta is also an associate faculty member of Cochise College where he teaches C++. His other books include C Pointers and Dynamic Memory Man–agement, also available from Wiley.

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Fast forwarding to the present day 2015, i recently bought this book from Amazon because it's title alone said everything i wanted to know about pointers plus it was very cheap. I was almost on the verge of spending a ridiculous amount of money just to learn pointers and the uses of dynamic memory allocation.
I came across several books on pointers bought from amazon and elsewhere and i must say, i was more confused than when i started.
As for Mr Daconta's book, it is fantastic. Even after 20 years or so, his information is still valid and it makes perfect sense. The way he explains everything in his no nonsense approach just makes him the perfect teacher if you want to learn. Some parts of the book featuring C++ are outdated but you know exactly where he is coming from because of how he explains and unravels the complexities surrounding pointers. If you want to learn pointers fast, in clear English, then buy this book..
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Michael not demonstrates the power, pitfalls, and subtilties
of pointer operations, he gives powerful insight into the inner
workings of the compiler and c++ data structure (class) modeling.

I've owned the book for two months, and have read it cover to
cover twice. I can't count the number of times I've used
it just as a reference. I can honestly say that I've been using the
book more often then I do my BC 4.5 help files.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who sometimes fumbles
a pointer function, or to anyone who is wise enough to recognize
just how much power pointers can delever to your developement
efforts. If you only buy one book this year I would choose
Michael's above all others for the intermediate to advance programmer.
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This is an excellent reference for any project manager, architect or programmer who intends to manage, design or implement C++ applications. Mr. Daconta does a tremendous job of describing C++ copy semantics and the reasons for developing good copy semantics. Included in the explanation is a discussion of different compilers and their handling of coppy constructors. Examples of copy constructors and assignment operators are superior.
His in depth discussions of memory management and the tasks to be performed to ensure C++ program reliablity are essential knowledge for anyone planning to pursue a C++ implementation. Excellent code examples with explanations.
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